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Everest Chola Pass Trekking

Everest Chola Pass Trekking Description


Everest Base Camp- Cho la pass- Gokyo lake trekking is one of the popular and challenging trekking routes in the Everest region and one of Nepal’s most famous trekking to the Khumbu Mountains area.  After a wonderful flight to Lukla, We follow the Dudh Kosi river to Namche.  At Namche, you will have a rest day.

Next day we will pass through Tengboche, a magnificent location with an attractive monastery, where we spend one night and enjoy the incredible scenery, including beautiful views of Everest (8,848m), Ama Dablam (6,856m), Kantega (6,809m), Kwangde (6,194m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,511m) and many other peaks of Khumbu Himalaya range.

After that, we will continue trekking to Dingboche, we will have one acclimatization day here. We will take you to Chhukung Ri (5,546 m) from there, we can observe the fifth highest mountain Makalu(8462m).  We continue trekking towards Gorak Shep, Everest Base Camp and hike to Kala Pattar (5,545m) from where we enjoy an impressive up-close view of Everest and Pumori.

The trail to Chola pass is a gradual ascent up the valley passing through snow-capped mountain after Chola pass ( 5,324m) trekking down to Thangnak then you will see small lake then we reach the Gokyo lakes where we climb the Gokyo Peak (5,360m) and enjoy stunning summit mountain scenery including Everest, Makalu, and Cho Oyo Etc. After Gokyo, we return at a leisurely pace to Namche and Lukla for our flight back to Kathmandu.

Overview

Trekking to the Everest Base camp is common among the new trekkers. But only a few know and go all the way to Chola pass. It is more adventurous, difficult and challenging compared to other base camps. You will see the natural beauty of the Himalayas and the rich Sherpa culture of the Dzongla and Thanlak village along the way.

The trek starts from the Kathmandu valley and ends at Namche Bazaar. You will reach the Chola pass right in front of the Mount Everest along the way. On a clear day, you will be able to see to the peak of Mount Everest from there. The scene is beautiful and heavenly to watch. The way might be quite challenging if you are new to this but the scenario along the way and the final destination is worth the challenge.

You will find varieties of vegetation (red rhododendron, pine spruce tree, etc.) and wildlife along the way. The ice caps melt and forms into a beautiful waterfall sparkling in the sunlight. Besides this, you can also get a glimpse of Gokyo RI, Choyo, Lhotse and Makalu Himal.

Facts About Everest Base Camp + Chola Pass  Trekking

  • The highest point of this trek is at Kala Pattar (5545m)
  • The lowest point of this trek is at Phakding (2610m)
  • The trek starts at Phakding and ends at Namche Bazaar.

How Long Does The Trip Last For?

The trip usually takes more than 19 days to complete depending upon your stamina and the condition of the weather.

How Difficult Is Everest Base Camp + Chola Pass Trek?

The Everest base camp + Chola pass is an advanced trekking route that gives you a sense of adventure. Although the total trekking is quite difficult, the view along the way and the final destination is worth it.

Everest Base Camp + Chola Pass  Trekking Route

The Everest base camp + Chola pass  Trek Route is as follows :

Kathmandu – Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazaar – Tengboche – Dingboche – Nagarjun – Lobuche – EBC – Kalapattar – Dragnak – Gokyo Lakes – Namche – Lukla – Kathmandu

Frequently Asked Questions About Everest Base Camp + Chola Pass Trek

Should I Join A Guided Trek / Group?

The trip is best for you if you are looking for an adventurous trek as it is quite challenging and difficult compared to other trekking routes.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla(2886)
  • Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar
  • Day 05: Namche to Tengboche(3,867m)
  • Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m)
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingbuche
  • Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4,910m)
  • Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,153m)
  • Day 10: Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m)
  • Day 11: Dzong-La to ThangnakDzong-La to Thangnak
  • Day 12: Thangnak to Gokyo lake
  • Day 13: hiking up to Gokyo Ri
  • Day 14: Dole to Namche(3,440m)
  • Day 15: Namche to Lukla(2,886m)
  • Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Day 18: Departure

What's Included ?

  • Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private car/van
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at deluxe hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) .
  • Kathmandu City Tours as per above program, includes of all entry fees, tour guide, car / van.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • One well experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu to Lukla/Kathmandu.
  • Sagarmatha national park permit.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.

What is not included ?

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days from date of issue)
  • You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment including a sleeping bag.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation, etc
  • Tips for guide and Porters.

Everest Chola Pass Trekking Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last minute arrangements.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Lukla(2886)

From Kathmandu early morning flight to Lukla(2,886m) and trek to Phakding. (2,610m). Flight 30 minutes and walking for 3 hours. overnight at guest house.

Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m). Walking 6 hours. overnight at guest house.

Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar

Acclimatization day at Namche Bazzar. Walking 5 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Namche to Tengboche(3,867m)

Trek from Namche to Tengboche(3,867m). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m)

Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche(4,410m). Walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingbuche

Acclimatization day at Dingbuche. Walking 6 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche(4,910m)

Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche(4,910m). Walking 5 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,153m)

Trek from Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,153m). walking 3 hours then after lunch trek to Everest Base Camp (5363m) and back to Gorekshep. overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m)

Hiking up to Kalapathar(5545m) and then trek to Dzong -La(4843m). Walking 7 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Dzong-La to ThangnakDzong-La to Thangnak

Trek from Dzong-La to Thangnak. (4,690 m) via Cho-La Pass ( 5,324 m) Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Thangnak to Gokyo lake

Trek from Thangnak to Gokyo lake (4,750m) walking 4 hours, overnight at guest house.

Day 13: hiking up to Gokyo Ri

Early in the morning hiking up to Gokyo Ri (5,483 m) then trek down to Dole(4,200m) Walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14: Dole to Namche(3,440m)

Trek from Dole to Namche(3,440m) walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 15: Namche to Lukla(2,886m)

Trek from Namche to Lukla(2,886m) walking 7 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 16: Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu

Early in the morning flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Afternoon half day sightseeing at Swayambhu, and Kathmandu durbar square.

Day 17: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Patan and Bhaktapur durbar square). Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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What you should  pack for Everest Chola Pass Trekking depends on the season / time that you’ll go on trek on :

If you wish to go on a Everest Chola Pass Trek during the peak season (September to October), you may not require really warm clothes, Windcheaters, boots, etc. can be just fine. However, if you plan to trek during winter season (Mid November to December), you’ll have to pack warm clothes

Other things(Standard trekking items) that you should pack are :

  • Water Purification system
  • Trekking pants
  • Trekking Boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Maps
  • Gloves, beanies, socks that’ll protect you from the cold
  • Backpack
  • Isotonic powder

Note : All of this can be bought in Kathmandu if you don’t want to face the hassle of bringing them on your flight.

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Activities Trekking, climbing and Sight Seeing
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Easy
Transport Flight, Tourist bus or private vehicle
Group Size 2+
Best Season Spring (April and May), Summer (June, July and August) and Autumn (September, October and November)
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu